PA Sport sells US sports data business
PA Sport announced today the sale of PA SportsTicker to STATS LLC, an American global sports information provider. Terms were undisclosed.
The transaction also sees PA Sport becoming the exclusive distributor of STATS’ content into the UK and signals a mutual desire to work together on various projects around the globe.
PA SportsTicker has a rich heritage in real-time sports news and information, covering all major sports for the US and Canadian sports fan.
STATS CEO Gary Walrath commented: “We’re eager to deliver to our new clients the best blend of content and services available from SportsTicker and STATS. We also recognise PA Sport’s world class capabilities, and anticipate the creation of many new and compelling products for our clients and league partnerships, globally, as a result of our collaboration.”
PA Sport Managing Director Ian Campbell added: “This agreement is great news for both STATS and PA Sport. It allows each business to play to its considerable strengths and paves the way for a formidable partnership that will be capable of providing world-class sports information to customers around the world.”
PA SportsTicker is a natural successor to Western Union’s original Baseball Ticker, established in 1909. The company’s sports news is honoured in a permanent exhibit at Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
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